I haven’t said this in a while but I just want to throw out there… diwani supremacy
I haven’t said this in a while but I just want to throw out there… diwani supremacy
anonymous asked: how many languages do they speak? would they like to learn more? do they sing in the shower? what’s their go-to song if so? describe their living situation. what does their living room/bedroom/kitchen/etc look like?
how many languages do they speak? would they like to learn more?
he grew up fully bilingual, with the diazes using english and spanish pretty interchangeably while he was growing up. because he was already fluent in another language, he didn’t really need to take one in high school, so english and spanish are still the only two he really knows. he’s picked up a few words here and there–a little korean from chim, other common languages in la for the job, just learning some very basic, necessary words to help people. he would like to actually learn another language, but he has no idea what he’d learn or how to really go about it.
do they sing in the shower? what’s their go-to song if so?
he doesn’t really. if he did, his go-to would definitely be the things he listened to with abuela when he was a kid–broadway musicals, or old latin music from when she was younger that she brought with her from mexico. his other main genre is what I call “bro country”, aka the kind that’s about beer, god, short shorts… wanting to fuck your truck… you know the kind.
describe their living situation. what does their living room/bedroom/kitchen/etc look like?
so when we’ve seen the diaz house, it looks really nice. the living room and kitchen and chris’s room are clearly lived in, it’s a house that has a lot of love in it. it’s an ideal childhood home, really. there’s a lot of stuff, it’s well-decorated, and it’s just loved and lived in and feels comfy and homey. but eddie’s bedroom… is bare, honestly. he has a bed, and a dresser, and a table with a lamp. and that’s really it. he hasn’t put any of that effort and love into his own living space that he did with the rest of the house and especially christopher’s room. the rooms that chris uses are loved, but eddie’s room isn’t. if anyone calls him on it he’ll just say it’s more minimalist and he doesn’t need much, which is true to an extent, but compared to the rest of the house it really stands out.
@hakune asked: what time do they usually go to bed and wake up? what do they have as their phone background? what do their holidays look like? family/friends/etc.
what time do they usually go to bed and wake up?
the early rising time that was beat into him in the army has never gone away; it’s rare for eddie to sleep in later than 6 or so, no matter the day. the flip side to that, though, is that eddie is a notorious Dad Napper–he can and will fall asleep anywhere, anytime, as soon as there’s the downtime he needs to do it. so it’s pretty common to see eddie asleep sitting up on the couch while the tv is playing, or as we saw in s4, he’ll sometimes fall asleep during chris’s bedtime routine from carla, though that is less common now as chris gets older and doesn’t really want to be “tucked in” or read to sleep as much.
what do they have as their phone background?
his phone background is obviously a picture of chris, was there any other option? he changes it pretty regularly as chris grows, because eddie takes a lot of pictures of him, so he has a lot of options. sometimes other people will show up–shannon, buck, chris’s friends–if he really likes a picture of them together, but chris is the constant.
what do their holidays look like? family/friends/etc.
christmas has always been a big deal in the diaz family, we’ve seen that. it was important even before shannon and chris; that was always the big diaz family day back in el paso when eddie was growing up. there’s pretty much no holiday that the family didn’t use as an excuse to all get together, and they still do. he tends to spend holidays with the 118 more now, which has just as big of a get together for pretty much every holiday, so it feels familiar to him from his childhood.
@fyrewalks asked: if they have pets, what’s their dumb nicknames for them? favorite deodorant? toothpaste? lotion? if money wasn’t an issue, where is their dream home? what was their favorite childhood activity?
if they have pets, what’s their dumb nicknames for them?
he calls chris’s hamster that keeps getting out of its cage the little demon or just motherfucker depending on how difficult it’s being to catch
favorite deodorant? toothpaste? lotion?
he tends to stick to the pretty basic stuff–he uses degree for his deodorant but doesn’t really stick to one specific type, he’ll just grab whatever is available+cheapest. toothpaste is the same, he’ll usually just use something like crest, and lotions he’ll use just basic lotion from eucerin, vaseline, etc. he doesn’t put a ton of effort into finding expensive products, and typically tries to find something that’s cheap but effective.
if money wasn’t an issue, where is their dream home?
la is his home, and he wouldn’t want to leave. he would, however, love to get a bigger house, and a house that he could actually own instead of renting like he does right now. he’d love a bigger yard for chris, a bigger living area, just something that’s a bit nicer than what they have now. but actually being able to own it himself is the biggest wish there.
what was their favorite childhood activity?
his absolute favorite thing as a child were the days that he spent sitting in abuela’s kitchen with her, just talking or watching telenovelas together, and watching her cook. he didn’t usually do a ton with her–he’d help with chopping things, washing vegetables, stuff like that, but he wasn’t allowed to actually cook things because she didn’t trust that. when he thinks about the time that he was happiest before, that’s what he thinks of–those afternoons spent with abuela after school.
What WOULD Eddie do for a Klondike bar??
he’d go to therapy for a klondike bar
THE REAL IMPORTANT CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT QUESTIONS
enjoy! these have no theme, just a bunch of random but fun questions.
- what time do they usually go to bed and wake up?
- what products are in their shower/tub? what are the scents?
- do they use candles? favorite scent?
- if they could meet/talk to one person, dead or alive, who would it be? what would they say to them?
- do they own any sentimental objects? why are they sentimental?
- favorite family member? why?
- do they dance? what type of music gets them moving?
- has there ever been a time where they feared for their life? why?
- what was their favorite childhood activity?
- when they look into a mirror, are they happy with what they see? why or why not?
- do they still have childhood friends?
- what do their holidays look like? family/friends/etc.
- do they celebrate their birthday? why or why not?
- what do they have as their phone background?
- what’s their handwriting like? neat and precise/sloppy/cursive/etc.
- have they ever been to an amusement park?
- have they ever used a dating app? how did it go?
- what do they sleep in? what side of the bed do they sleep on?
- favorite place they’ve ever been? what made it their favorite?
- do they prefer to watch a movie at home or in the theater?
- have they ever run away from home?
- what’s their nightly/morning routine like?
- if they have pets, what’s their dumb nicknames for them?
- favorite deodorant? toothpaste? lotion?
- do they sing in the shower? what’s their go-to song if so?
- describe their living situation. what does their living room/bedroom/kitchen/etc look like?
- what’s one thing they’ve done that they’re the most proud of?
- would they ever go to a haunted house?
- how many languages do they speak? would they like to learn more?
- why types of books do they read? do they have a favorite?
- if given the opportunity, would they go to space? why or why not?
- if the world didn’t rely on money, what would their dream occupation be?
- do they play any instruments? if not, would they like to learn one?
- what would they do if they won the lottery?
- what’s their favorite method of self-care?
- would they ever go camping off grid?
- if money wasn’t an issue, where is their dream home?
- how often do they cook at home versus getting takeout, etc?
- do they have anyone in their past they would like closure from? who and why?
- what would they do for a klondike bar?
I would let you ruin my life.
I’m busy ruining my own you’ll have to wait.
minnesota isn’t a real place
if you use phrases like god they’re so bipolar sometimes, you’re tacky and I hate you
who will watch baseball with eddie, because buck always tries and he always gets bored about ten minutes into the game and can’t sit still anymore
“ah, dispatching is good - may’s planning on working full time while she goes to school.” there’s a slight grimace with the words. it’s been a point of contention between may and athena ever since she shared she’d be going to school. athena, unsurprisingly, wanted may to focus on university exclusively. may disagreed, she didn’t even want to drop down to part time hours. and bobby, well, it’s hard to not feel both caught in the middle and an outsider at the same time. whatever the decision, it’s one may needs to make for herself. she’s capable and responsible, bobby trusts her to figure it out. he picks at his muffin, shrugging. “i’m pretty sure she’s already picked out her major. something about already having most of her gen eds done?” honestly, college is a lot more complicated than it used to be. “but she’s being tight lipped, which means athena isn’t gonna like it or she’s saving it for something.” he doesn’t know if he should steer the conversation towards the station or let them both continue to hide out in the small talk. obviously, eddie wants to ask about it. presumably, he’s been kept up to date by buck at least, but honestly, bobby isn’t too sure how much they’re talking right now. they both have questions, at least. small talk, though, is safe and comfortable for now. “i know athena misses her living at home, but…” bobby thinks it over. “hen’s been saying the distance is a good thing and i’m inclined to agree. to quote harry, we’re close to world war three.” which is a little exaggerated, but what else can they expect from a pre-teen.
“you know, i’m really not looking forward to chris hitting his teens.” ten going on eleven is already sassy enough; he doesn’t even want to know how puberty is going to change them. “but hopefully you guys don’t actually hit world war three here. i think you all probably need the rest after this year.” he knows it isn’t really pointed, but he can’t help but feel that it is a little relevant–distance is a good thing, he knows that. it’s one of his biggest reasons for doing this, and he knows that while it sucks sometimes, it’s helping him. he just needs to keep reminding himself of that, and it feels like he needs to remind himself more and more with each passing day. it’s harder and easier than it was before, being away from work. “can–can i ask you something?” he startles himself with the question–he doesn’t know why he wants to bring it up in the first place; it’s a far cry from the stilted small talk up until now. if he brings this up, there’s no taking it back, and there’s no way to keep the conversation light anymore. now that he’s said something, though, he knows bobby isn’t going to let him drop it, either. “have you ever… noticed anything weird about me? my mood?”
about baseball ? ’ not particularly the sport in general , but i think everyone should have a chance to get to have something they’re passionate about , and it shouldn’t be divided by gender . ’ she shrugs . ’ i’ll stick to spirit squad and drama . ’
“hey, i totally agree with you there. i just miss playing, so if you know anyone who’d be interested in a team, let’s do it.” he snorts quietly, nodding. of course she’s a cheerleader; he’s not sure that he’s met anyone perkier than her before. “yeah, i’m not sure drama is for me. getting up and talking in front of that many people? no thanks.”
the pure catharsis that comes from typing out every angry, petty thing you want to say to someone and then just deleting it all is incredible
@conquerlove asked: eddie! i need to know…when is your birthday? - becky <3
“uh, a couple weeks ago actually. the 30th. why? please tell me you weren’t planning something.” he wouldn’t put it past her at all–they haven’t known each other long, but it sounds like her. if anyone would plan something for a guy she barely knows, it’s becky. “and that’s not permission to plan something now either, by the way! i don’t really do much for my birthday, it’s too close to the holidays.”
once upon a time i made an overly polite post explaining visual disabilities and how inaccessible this community was being, to the point of witnessing ableist responses to valid criticisms of aesthetic trends. for the past several years it seemed like a lot of this behavior died down. however, i am starting to see it crop back up and this time i’m not going to hold your hand if you’re inconsiderate or ableist. i used to let people make me feel like the bad guy for asking roleplayers to do the bare minimum for disabled writers. and i’m not doing that again.
accessibility is more important than how it makes you feel to learn you’re not being accessible. accessibility is more important than aesthetics. and yes, you should care more about accessibility than if your posts looks pretty. disabled muns are entitled to accessibility. you are not entitled to being inaccessible. if you are putting aesthetics that are difficult to read and look at above real people who it can literally hurt to try and look at those things, yes that makes you ableist.
examples of what i’m talking about: over formatting posts with too many spaces and i don’t mean double or triple i am talking about the words being so far apart you could stick your thumb between them. tiny ass font, font generators that put words upside down. and on that note, people who rely on voice reader apps to read your posts won’t be able to read them if you are pasting a font. they are read as images, not text, and can even make the computer voice glitch. i know this one will make people upset but when you start making icons smaller than 60x60 you are making it very difficult on those with visual impairments especially if your PSD changes the coloring so much we can’t make out what is even in the image.
at the very least, you need to be talking to your mutuals and ensuring you’re accommodating the people you’re surroundings yourself with. and be open to changing how you format and use graphics even on an individual level. roleplaying is supposed to be about an interaction. which should make you prioritize that interaction being easy for your friends over how your blog looks to you on an aesthetic level. make a welcoming environment towards your peers about these things as well because most of us don’t feel safe to say something due to how horribly we were treated in past years for just barely criticizing the rest of this site for inaccessibility.
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eddie & bipolar disorder
eddie’s been on leave and attending therapy for about a month when his therapist sits him down to talk about a few things–the first is the obvious, a diagnosis of ptsd that he was already expecting, as he struggled with it even before the shooting. discussing that and the treatment for it had already been happening in a less formal/serious way prior to that in his sessions, so they already had a base to start building on.
the second diagnosis is what throws him off following that session, when they tell him that they want to look into bipolar disorder with him and discuss possible treatment plans for where they want to take things with his therapy from that point. he’s not angry or ashamed by the diagnosis, he doesn’t actually have much of a reaction during the session at all, but he’s confused beyond measure. while the 118 has obviously dealt with it in the past on calls, he’s never for a moment considered it in relation to himself.
when he gets home that afternoon, he decides to take a leaf out of buck’s book and goes on a research dive, reading article after article about bipolar disorder as he tries to sort through his thoughts.
it doesn’t take much reading for him to see how much it applies to him–his bouts of depression, and the way that he seems to feel everything so strongly at times, how difficult it’s been at times to regulate his emotions no matter what end of the spectrum he’s been on, feeling too much or nothing. he especially knows that it explains a lot of his choices two years ago, between the cage fighting and impulsive decisions–and on the opposite end of the spectrum, the way that he felt when he first got home from afghanistan and during the time following the shooting.
while it does help to put things into perspective in his past, and does help to alleviate some of the guilt and shame he’s felt when he can’t be the person he’s “supposed” to be for his family, he isn’t just going to get over everything in one night. he still feels like he should be able to do what his dad has always wanted and push through it, move forward–mental illness is another hurdle, and he can’t just let it get him down. he can still try to suck it up, he can control the episodes now that he knows, so it shouldn’t affect him as strongly anymore, right; he keeps telling himself that for a few weeks following the diagnosis, and tells his therapist the same thing when it comes to treatment plans–he can move forward past this like he does everything else, because that’s what you’re supposed to do to be strong. it’s going to take him a while to come around to any kind of actual treatment plan, whether that’s medication or some form of dbt/cbt or something else entirely, because he doesn’t think that he should need one. logically, he knows that’s not true or fair to himself, and he should allow himself to actually heal instead of just constantly forcing himself to pack everything away and move past it.
it takes a while for him to tell anyone else, again not because he’s ashamed, but because he still needs to get over this idea that he isn’t allowed to talk about the things that he’s struggling with, not when he’s supposed to be able to push it down, suck it up and keep moving. he’s reluctant to talk to anyone about the therapy at all for that reason, the diagnosis isn’t the only thing that he doesn’t feel he can bring up.
when he does feel like he’s able to actually talk about it with people, he goes to bobby first, as he does with a lot of things. bobby was the first that he talked to about therapy in general as well, and telling him first feels right and is what he’s most comfortable with. telling the rest of the 118 is going to take time, just like talking to them about anything does. he doesn’t have any plans to talk to his parents about either being in therapy or his diagnoses, because he already knows that he isn’t going to get any kind of good reaction.